Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation
The theme this year is - An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world
The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
But, we also want our clubs to take the time to consider how we use the internet, making sure our websites and forums are a safe space for young people.
We hope that highlighting the positives of social media and offering guidance via a variety of resources for both parents/carers and children and young people regarding the online world will be useful at this time.
Please check out the resources in place to support junior football on Safer Internet Day
- 6.2 Digital Communications with children U18
- 8.5 Tips to ensure your child’s online safety
- 8.6 Grooming the signs and steps to take if you’re worried about a child
You can find out more about Safer Internet Day 2021 - An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world here.
To find out more about fake news visit - https://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary/fake-news
Please also remind your members that if they or their child have any safeguarding concerns that they can refer these to you directly as the Club Welfare Officer or if its urgent they should call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 and if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then they should call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.